Versatile and effective, deep draw stamping is a particularly effective metal forming method for parts with high depth measurements and large annual order volumes. A wide range of metals can be used in the deep draw process.
At Hudson Technologies, we can produce high-quality deep drawn parts from a range of different metals. However, we also understand that having so many material options can be daunting, so we work closely with you throughout the entire process — starting with the design phase — to ensure you select the best material for your specific part and application.
Our team can work with a wide range of deep draw-compatible metals, each with its own unique strengths and ideal uses. We’ve outlined some of our most popular material choices below.
Stainless steel is an ideal material for many uses, offering a range of resistances — to corrosion, high temperatures, and low temperatures — as well as high strength, strong aesthetic appeal, and ease of fabrication. At Hudson Technologies, we work with stainless steel grades 350, 316L, 304L, and 347.
A nickel-based alloy, Inconel is available from Hudson in grades 625 and 718. It offers reliable corrosion resistance, good drawing properties, and excellent high-temperature resistance.
Another nickel-based alloy, Haynes 242 includes high concentrations of molybdenum and tungsten. It has good drawing properties and heat resistance, and is approved for ASME Vessel Code construction. Haynes 242 is among the most commonly used materials in the gas turbine and aerospace industries.
Among the most versatile and corrosion-resistant materials available, Hastelloy metals are wrought alloys composed primarily of nickel, chromium, and molybdenum. This material offers good drawing properties, heat resistance, and chemical resistance, particularly for halide and acid catalysts.
Low-density metals with high strength and corrosion resistance, titanium alloys grades 1 and 2 are available from Hudson Technologies. Thanks to their biological inertness, these alloys are ideal for medical applications, as well as architectural and aerospace applications requiring strong strength-to-weight ratios.
The Monel family of metals is comprised of nickel-cobalt alloys featuring high strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance across a range of temperatures and environmental conditions. These metals are often used in products for chemical processing, electronic, military, and oil and gas applications.
17-7 PH stainless steel is a specialized steel alloy with strong corrosion resistance, good formability, and high strength properties, as well as low rates of distortion during heat treatment.
A nickel-iron alloy, HyMu80 is used primarily as a shielding material against electromagnetic impulse (EMI).
Cold Rolled Steel 1008-1010
Cold rolled steels 1008-1010 have good drawability, good strength, and great versatility for a variety of coatings, all at a very low cost.
Aluminum 1100-0, 3003-0, 5052-0, and 6061-0
These aluminum alloys feature good drawability, very good corrosion resistance, and low cost. Aluminum 6061-0 can be heat treated for higher strength.
Brass 85/15 and 70/30
Brass 85/15 (red brass) and 70/30 (yellow cartridge brass) have good drawability and solderability, making them a good substrate for hot solders or tin plates.
Cupro Nickel 715
Cupro Nickel 715 alloy has good drawability and very good corrosion resistance; it is often used to aerospace relay cases.
Nickel Silver Alloy 2
Used for relay cases, nickel silver alloy 2 has good drawability and good solderability.
Working with Hudson Technologies
Design engineers from all types of industries turn to Hudson Technologies for a wide range of material options for use in custom enclosures, metal diaphragms, and other deep drawn components.
With over 75 years of experience, we know the ins and outs of a huge variety of materials and can help steer you toward the best option for your unique project. Our cutting-edge equipment, including an open back inclinable (OBI) gas press, allows us to ensure optimal quality, every time.
Not sure what material will work best for your application or want to learn more about our OBI press? Contact us today and an in-house metal forming expert will be in touch to assist.